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Upsets & Comebacks

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Packed with high-action narratives of champion athletes, Upsets & Comebacks features personal stories of determination and perseverance to overcome defeat. Young sports fans will meet some of America’s greatest athletes in competitive games of tennis, hockey, soccer, basketball, cycling, and baseball. From Venus Williams on the tennis court to Lance Armstrong on the cycling track, each book follows athletes as they train to win career-defining competitions after enduring crushing defeat. Yet these narratives are about more than winning trophies. Upsets & Comebacks is about believing in yourself.

 
Title   ATOS Format Qty
Upsets & Comebacks (6 titles)
Cover: Baseball Baseball 4.2
Cover: Basketball Basketball 4.0
Cover: Cycling Cycling 4.1
Cover: Ice Skating Ice Skating 4.7
Cover: Soccer Soccer 4.0
Cover: Tennis Tennis 4.3
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JNF054010
Genre Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Copyright 2006
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Upsets & Comebacks
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 8 x 10
ISBN 9781597162012
Title Format Reinforced book
 

Upsets and Comebacks

The theme of each title in the series is an individual or team that has in some way defied the odds to emerge as winners. The format varies slightly depending on the type of sport. For instance, the focus of the book on tennis is Venus Williams and details of her life growing up in a tough neighborhood. The book on baseball features the Boston Red Sox and their long quest for a World Series championship. The book on hockey features the U.S. team’s win in the 1980 Olympics. Each book has a little about the history of the major competition for that sport (e.g., The World Cup for Soccer), a timeline, glossary, and brief bulleted facts summarizing the text. Sometimes information on competition includes a map showing countries discussed in the text. For example, the book on cycling and Lance Armstrong shows the route of the Tour de France. Big, bold photos, along with . . . historical pictures, break up the information on each page. The large text is easy to read. Titles stand alone, so you can purchase individual books as needed. These books are great for elementary school, as well as for older reluctant readers, for browsers, or for those seeking fast facts. Index. Recommended.

Upsets and Comebacks

The theme of each title in the series is an individual or team that has in some way defied the odds to emerge as winners. The format varies slightly depending on the type of sport. For instance, the focus of the book on tennis is Venus Williams and details of her life growing up in a tough neighborhood. The book on baseball features the Boston Red Sox and their long quest for a World Series championship. The book on hockey features the U.S. team’s win in the 1980 Olympics. Each book has a little about the history of the major competition for that sport (e.g., The World Cup for Soccer), a timeline, glossary, and brief bulleted facts summarizing the text. Sometimes information on competition includes a map showing countries discussed in the text. For example, the book on cycling and Lance Armstrong shows the route of the Tour de France. Big, bold photos, along with . . . historical pictures, break up the information on each page. The large text is easy to read. Titles stand alone, so you can purchase individual books as needed. These books are great for elementary school, as well as for older reluctant readers, for browsers, or for those seeking fast facts. Index. Recommended.

Upsets and Comebacks

In each book, Michael Sandler dramatically sets the stage by delineating why the outcome of the particular game or match was noteworthy. In the case of the Boston Red Sox and Venus Williams, many sports enthusiasts thought that their prime time had come and gone. In Hockey and Soccer, readers are informed that the young U.S. teams were not expected to do well in the tournaments. Yet in each instance, players exhibited the stamina that led to a successful outcome. The author clearly describes each sport and provides enough history for the uninitiated. Still, it will be the real fan who will appreciate the significance of the conclusion of the games. Action photographs, many of which are in color, appear throughout. Supplemental purchases.

Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Index
Table of contents
Timeline of key events
Full-color photographs, Historical photographs